What is the TKT?

The TKT is a series of internationally recognised modular teaching qualifications, which test your knowledge in a specific area of English language teaching. You will receive a certificate from Cambridge English for each module you complete.

What are the Benefits of the TKT?

The TKT is recognised in more than 60 countries as certified proof of your teaching knowledge.

It’s a highly respected qualification from Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge.

It’s flexible! Take as many modules as you want over any time period. You receive a specific Cambridge English certificate for each module completed.

Can I take the TKT?

You can take TKT whatever your background and teaching experience, to gain recognition and skills. It is recommended that you have a CEFR level of B1 or above. If you’re not sure of your level you can get in touch with one of our specialists to discuss.

How is the Course Structured?

TKT is a flexible, modular course. Each of the modules are tested separately and teachers can take as many or as few as they need. Teachers receive a certificate for each module they complete. There are three core modules and two specialist modules.

Module 1: Background to Language Learning and Teaching

This module tests knowledge of the terms and concepts of English language teaching. It focuses on the factors underpinning the learning of English.

Module 2: Planning for Language Teaching

This module focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to plan lessons. It also looks at assessment and resources that can guide lesson planning.

Module 3: Classroom Management

This module tests knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning and the teacher’s role in classroom management.

Content and Language Integrated Learning

This module tests knowledge of the aims and rationale of a CLIL approach. It covers the planning, teaching and assessment of CLIL. It also focuses on teachers’ awareness of learning demands and support strategies for learners in CLIL programmes.

Young Learners

TKT: YL is an exam for teachers and classroom assistants who want to teach English to young learners. It tests knowledge of concepts related to young learner learning and development, and knowledge of young learners from a teaching perspective, including the planning, teaching and assessment of young learners’ work.